Kerala Blasters vs FC Goa: Goal-friendly Kerala Blasters FC Goa's favourite opponents?

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With both teams enjoying a rich vein of recent form, Goal takes a look at some numbers to further define the contest....

After playing a dozen matches each in the 2020-21 Indian Super League (ISL), Kerala Blasters (13 points) trail FC Goa by six points.

The Blasters may have suffered a 3-1 defeat in the reverse fixture, but look a revived side for Saturday's contest against the Goans after two wins in the last three matches.

Goal lists 10 statistics pertaining to the fixture and members of both teams.
 

The stats used herewith are from Opta

  1. Beat me if you can
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    #1 Beat me if you can

    FC Goa are currently on a seven-game unbeaten run against Kerala Blasters (W6 D1), with their last loss over the Tuskers coming in November 2016 (1-2).

  2. Favourite opponent?
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    #2 Favourite opponent?

    Goa have scored in all except the first game played against Kerala Blasters, scoring 33 goals in 13 games at an average 2.5 goals per game.

  3. Watch out, Goa
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    #3 Watch out, Goa

    Kerala Blasters have won 25 per cent of their league games this season (D4 L5), with all three wins coming in their last six games.

  4. But wait...
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    #4 But wait...

    FC Goa are currently on a five-game unbeaten run (W3 D2) in the ongoing season with their last loss coming against Chennaiyin FC on December 19 (1-2).

  5. Coming of age
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    #5 Coming of age

    After his goal against Bengaluru FC on the last matchday, Kerala Blasters player Rahul KP is now the second youngest player with a minimum of two goals in this season of the Indian Super League (20y & 310 days) with the youngest being Chennaiyin FC’s Rahim Ali (20y & 274 days).
  6. When in distress, call Ishan!
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    #6 When in distress, call Ishan!

    FC Goa’s Ishan Pandita has the best goals-to-minutes ratio (eight) in the current campaign of the league. The Indian striker has played mere 16 minutes in the league but has already scored two goals.

  7. Knocking on your door
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    #7 Knocking on your door

    FC Goa’s Alberto Noguera is the player with the best differential between expected assists (1.42) and actual assists (four) in this ISL campaign (+2.58 xA value). Kerala Blasters’ Gary Hooper is fourth in the list with: +2.19 xA value.

  8. Red hot Angulo!
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    #8 Red hot Angulo!

    FC Goa’s Igor Angulo is the player with the best differential between expected goals (4.49) and actual goals scored (nine) in this ISL campaign (+4.51 xG value).

  9. Man to mark
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    #9 Man to mark

    FC Goa’s Edu Bedia has the most successful passes in opposition half (367). He had also attempted the most in opposition half (459).

  10. See you at the flag
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    #10 See you at the flag

    Kerala Blasters’ Facundo Pereyra has taken the most corners in this campaign of the Indian Super League (43). He has 15 of those corners successfully delivered in the box, the most.